Market Lane Restaurant & Bar in Cork City has been awarded Bord Bia’s Just Ask Restaurant of the month for November.
Owned by Conrad and Judy Howard and Tracy Corbett, the Oliver Plunkett Street restaurant is a staple in the city and greatly adds to Cork’s reputation for good food, with their local supplier list including Tom Durcan Meats, Blasket Lamb, Ballycotton Seafood and Ardsallagh cheese suppliers in Cork.
Speaking about the food on offer, Group Head Chef Pamela Kelly-Gough said: “Supporting local producers and suppliers ties in with a wider environmental commitment.
“Where possible we use ingredients from The English Market and local artisan producers to make up our menu, which has a wide range of traditional offerings, in addition to coeliac and vegetarian dishes and a healthy kids menu.
“We include all of our sourcing information on our website, with an interactive map and a comprehensive catalogue of suppliers.”
Currently in its eighth year, the Just Ask campaign has been wholeheartedly embraced by the restaurant trade. The campaign encourages diners to look for information on where food on their plate comes from and encourages chefs to profile their local suppliers on menus.
Selected by food writer Georgina Campbell in collaboration with Bord Bia, the Just Ask Restaurant of the Month rewards eateries across Ireland that exhibit best practice in showing transparency in the sourcing of the food on their menus.
Commenting on the award, Georgina Campbell said: “It would be hard to find another supplier list in Ireland to match and, together with their overall philosophy, the Market Lane team deserve huge credit for the lively and engaging way in which they convey their inspiring sourcing policy to customers.”
For more information about Just Ask and previous Just Ask winners, or to find out how to get involved, visit www.bordbia.ie.
For additional information on Market Lane, visit http://www.marketlane.ie/.